May 7, 2004

Ellen Wright Clayton named to new IOM genomics committee

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Ellen Wright Clayton, M.D.

Ellen Wright Clayton, M.D., Rosalind E. Franklin Professor and director of the Vanderbilt Center for Genetics and Health Policy, has been appointed to a new Institute of Medicine committee on genomics and population health.

The committee will hold two workshops, to be held in Washington, D.C., in June and September, which will explore the significance of genomics to population health. Among other topics, workshop speakers will suggest ways to integrate genomic information into strategies for health care and disease prevention

Clayton, who also is professor of Pediatrics and Law, is known internationally for her publications on the intersection of law, medicine and public health.

She has advised numerous organizations on the ethical conduct of research involving human subjects, and currently serves on the Institute of Medicine’s Board on Health Sciences Policy. n